London Broncos have helped the Malta national team launch their upcoming European Championships campaign.

The Super League outfit's back-rower and Maltese international, Jonathan Wallace, was part of the group at the squad announcement on Thursday at the Hive.

Also on hand as Anthony Micallef named his 40-man squad was Broncos head coach and former Malta coach Joey Grima.

Malta, ranked 22 in the world, will enter European Championship C this year and their commitments kick off on June 28 when they host Greece at home before a trip to the Czech Republic three weeks later.

Wallace debuted for Malta 18 months ago against Denmark when they recorded a 74-12 win in Copenhagen and Super League's new kid on the block said it was an honour he is looking forward to replicating.

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"A lot has changed in the time since, and obviously now I will have Super League commitments to contend with, where I am hopefully selected in the Super League team, but I also hope to be in the mix for the Maltese team," said Wallace.

Grima helped kick off Rugby League in Malta with its first game back in 2005, and says the dream was always that the game would be played on the islands.

He said: "We set out on the cause from a small meeting room in Western Sydney back in 2004, and it's great that the game is now thriving in Malta.

"Other English teams regularly head over there for training camps and the fruits of Maltese Rugby League are being shown on the bigger stage too with five players across the NRL and Super League, and many more in the lower grades."